A couple of weeks ago, I did the full borate addition.. I think my borates are around 50PPM, but I have a very hard time reading the LaMotte Borate test kit. (though, it's much better than the aquachek one)..
At any rate, I've really noticed a difference in the way my skin feels after swimming. No dryness, or the immediate urge to take a shower. Thanks for all the suggestions and help in doing this. My pool has been so nice lately that I have relatively little reason to visit here much any more! Stains are still going to haunt me, but it's not nearly so bad right now.